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13 killed, one missing after bus plunges into river in China

10:56 PM Oct 11, 2021 | Associated Press

Beijing: At least 13 people were killed and one person was missing when a bus carrying 51 passengers plunged into the Hutuo river in North China's Hebei province on Monday, according to a media report.

The accident happened when the shuttle bus of a Hebei-based steel company plunged into the river in Pingshan county, Shijiazhuang, state-run People's Daily reported.

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Thirteen passengers were killed and one listed missing in the accident, the report said.

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“Seven passengers were injured and the remaining 30 escaped unhurt,” the report added.

The driver has been taken into custody. The Ministry of Public Security sent a working group to aid the emergency response. An investigation is ongoing, the report said.

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